Essay On The Vagina Monologues

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Time and time again people who stand out are exiled by society for who they are or what they do and yet their people just like you and me, so why does society mistreat them? Well Frederick Douglass from the memoir Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave and a few women based off The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler went through such for their different views. In the memoir by Frederick Douglass, Narrative of The Life of Frederick Douglass, he speaks about the hardships he went through growing up as a slave such as being beaten by the overseers. In the book The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler, the stories within the book are based upon her interaction with women and their experiences. Eve tries to shine a light upon the issues that come up when she speaks to women about their vagina and how in…show more content…
While they may have been beaten and abused differently that does not change the fact that they were abused and the people who abused them did not pay for it. Monologues in The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler show this are “They Beat The Girl Out Of My Boy… Or So They Tried” and “Under the Burqa”. In “They Beat The Girl Out Of My Boy… Or So They Tried” the narrator speaks about how when she was younger she always wanted a vagina. The narrator felt as though she was not the gender that the doctor said and that gender is random so she had no choice in the matter as to what she was going to come out as. The narrator says “ I always knew I was a girl/ They beat me for it/ They beat me for crying/ They pummeled me for wanting/ To touch/ To pet/ To hug/ To help/ To hold/ Their hands”( Ensler 143). The narrator was mistreated based upon how she identified herself and because of what the things she did or wanted to do. African American slaves were treated with little to no respect and they were seen more so as animals or property. Frederick Douglass
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